Definitions for BRANbræn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the partly ground husk of wheat or other grain, separated from flour meal by sifting.
Category: Nutrition, Cooking
Origin of bran:
1250–1300; ME < AF, OF bran
broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
food prepared from the husks of cereal grains
Outside layer of a grain.
Origin: From bren, from brennos, from bragnos (compare Welsh braen ‘stench’, Irish bréan ‘rancid’), from bʰreh₁g- (compare Latin fragrare ‘to smell strongly’, Dutch brak ‘hound’).
the broken coat of the seed of wheat, rye, or other cereal grain, separated from the flour or meal by sifting or bolting; the coarse, chaffy part of ground grain
the European carrion crow
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to Fingal's dog.